Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Ellen Forney and Simon Hanselmann

  Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as Ellen Forney presents her latest project, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life, with an exhibition and book signing this Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Her appearance will be preceded by Simon Hanselmann signing copies of Fantagraphics’ free sampler, World’s Greatest Cartoonists, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Rock Steady is a sequel to Forney’s widely acclaimed graphic memoir Marbles, which addressed the artist’s experience with bipolar disorder. Her highly anticipated companion volume turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by…

What’s in Store: Comics & Medicine reception featuring Tatiana Gill

   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Friday, June 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we host a reception for the national Comics & Medicine Conference and a book singing by Tatiana Gill. The conference theme this year is Access Points. It will be held June 15 through 17 at Seattle Public Library Central Branch and features keynote speakers Hillary Chute, Georgia Webber, and Rupert Kinnard.  Seattle cartoonist Tatiana Gill returns with her new collection of fierce feminist comix, Wombgenda. Her previous work has examined substance abuse, recovery, and gender issues with a remarkably revealing and often amusing approach….